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When will a Truck Driver be a Musaafir? PDF Print E-mail
SALAAH.. The Book of Prayer - Salaah of the Musafir [Traveller]

When will a Truck Driver be a Musaafir?

Q: Salaah-501: A man is a truck driver and moves from town to town, never staying more than a day or two in any one town. Will he perform Qasr or not? Similar is the case with people working on planes and ships. Since they are perpetually travelling, need they perform Qasr or not?

Answer: As soon as a truck driver leaves his locally with the intention of travelling more than 48 miles, he becomes a Musaafir and will perform Qasr salaah. He will perform salaah in full only if he returns home or stays fifteen or more days somewhere. The same will apply to people working on aeroplanes and ships. And Allaah knows best what is most correct.

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